I finally got around to running Paradox 3.5 in a Dos EMU window with the net share on the proper drive letter. Now I need to figure out how to get some of the debug keystrokes to function. (been using OS/2 dosbox for years and that one is going to be hard to match)
If you need something to read Paradox files, try
paradox file reader in java
is the source.
Should be easy to modify to dump data to an SQL server, maybe, if you know about accessing database services with Java.
One of these days I am going to have to upgrade that software to something a bit less 'legacy' - but Paradox for DOS was. and still is, such a nice solution for that particular problem.
It will probably be a LAMP solution, next, I guess.